LSAT Prep Program at the University of Hawai'i

An LSAT Prep Program That Works

In the spring of 2006, 'Ahahui O Hawai'i embarked on its Native Hawaiian recruitment program by offering Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) Preparation classes to Native Hawaiians interested in pursuing a legal education. The Hui offered a series of classes, serving 36 Native Hawaiians. This program was made possible by a grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, support from the William S. Richardson School of Law, and the volunteer members of 'Ahahui O Hawai'i.

Native Hawaiian Law Student Acceptance Statistics

Below is a table indicating the number of Native Hawaiian applicants to the Richardson School of Law in relation to the number of Native Hawaiians accepted over a span of six years.
YEAR
#APPLICANTS
#ADMITTED
2003
32
8
2004
51
15
2005
46
14
2006
37
15
2007
45
22
2008
55
28

As you can see above, there was a significant increase in the number of Native Hawaiians admitted between 2003 and 2004. That can be attributed to the fact that in 2004, there was almost twice the number of applicants than in 2003. In 2007 however, we did not see that same improvement in the number of Native Hawaiian applicants, but we still saw a significant increase in the number of Native Hawaiians admitted. What we know is different is that in 2006 we began offering LSAT Preparation classes to Native Hawaiians through funding provided by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and that several of our program participants were accepted into Richardson. In 2008 we see an increase of 10 more Native Hawaiian applicants than 2007. Six more Native Hawaiians were admitted in 2008 than the previous year.